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Searching with Accent Marks

Thread began 4/10/2009 12:18 pm by keith505 | Last modified 4/10/2009 2:22 pm by Ray Borduin | 1538 views | 1 replies |


Searching with Accent Marks

A client recently complained that when they perform a search on a name with accent marks, they cannot fnd it unless they search using the accent mark. Since they don't always know which name has an accent, this has been a problem. Is there an easy way to allow the search function to ignore teh accent marks that are in the database for the purpose of easier retrieval? Make sense?



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Ray BorduinWebAssist

What database? Basically you would remove that from the search and create a column based on that result.... something like:


Would give you the column without quotes.. so you could create a query or view with that in your SQL statment like:

SELECT *, REPLACE(ColumnName,'''','') AS ColumnWithoutQuotes FROM TableName

Then you can use that query for your serch which would include that new column without quotes you could search on.

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